BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's bold intentions to support Libya's new U.N.-backed government are faltering as France and Germany resist a bigger role to rebuild the failed state, scarred by the West's 2011 air campaign to help topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Dunford, said the United States may soon send U.S. “military advisers” to Libya to fight against Islamic State. But if the past is any lesson, the plan will presage a large combat contingent.
NATO is ready to intervene in the situation in Libya if the country's Government of National Accord (GNA) files a corresponding request, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.
ROME (Reuters) - Some 3,000 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast on Tuesday in 23 separate rescue missions, the Italian coastguard said in a statement.
BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (Reuters) - After a U.S. air strike killed a Tunisian jihadist commander in western Libya in late February, dozens of Islamic State fighters sneaked across the border into Tunisia and attacked an army barracks and police bases in the town of Ben Guerdane.
Western countries are willing to funnel arms into a war-torn country to keep refugees out of Europe. Western countries’ callous response to the greatest crisis of human displacement since World War II has reached new heights with the...Show More Summary
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will help rebuild Libya's shattered navy and coastguard to tackle migrant smugglers after a plea for aid from the new U.N.-backed unity government in Tripoli, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday.
Libya's Prime Minister has officially asked the European Union for support in training the country's navy, coast guard and security services amid a surge in migrants trying to reach Europe by sea.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Libya has given the European Union permission to begin training its coast guard, as increasing numbers of migrants leave the country bound for Italy. The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that the training effort “will be very important to control Libya’s territorial waters, together with our Libyan partners, as […]
Libya’s coast guard has intercepted a boat carrying 850 migrants trying to reach the European Union off the North African shore, media reported Monday.
According to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's statement, Libyan authorities have requested EU assistance in the training of employees of the Coast Guard and the country's naval forces.
Former Labor Minister of Libya Mohamed Sualim has been killed in battles against Daesh militants, local media reported, citing military sources.
The general rules out joining a unity government as long as militias continue to fight on its behalf.
"War and Ingenuity" from Libya mentioned earlier to the cauldron of Syria, over at the Economist: Embed from Getty Images The “hell cannons” of Aleppo pack a deadly punch. Cobbled together in Syria by militant groups fighting to overthrow...Show More Summary
Libya’s recognized government sitting in the city of Tobruk desperately needs money, and is aiming to get it by breaking Muammar Gaddafi’s vault, which has piles of gold and silver coins depicting his likeness.
It appears, once again, Donald Trump is correct... Crooked Hillary Clintons foreign interventions unleashed ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya. She is reckless and dangerous! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2016 As the following...Show More Summary
Donald Trump phoned in to Morning Joe today and showed his usual regard for the truth: Scarborough asked Trump if he would have stayed out of Libya. Trump answered, “I would have stayed out of Libya. I would have stayed out of Iraq too.” At...Show More Summary